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Seeking the REAL "Brooklyn Style" Cannoli Recipe

hey there phdpamela

how much corn starch is little cornstarch? i like the sound of your recipe but want to get ingredients sorted out before i get started....thanks!!!!!

Jan 22, 2013
mark111757 in Home Cooking

pasterized eggs [Central New York]

thank you

pasterized eggs [Central New York]

saw that web site and did that....there is nothing within 100 miles of the zip codes that i typed in.....

and yes, i did not give my location......if it sounds promising i will check it out.....but to make it easier, how about in a triangle between rochester, syracuse and elmira

thanks again for the website

pasterized eggs [Central New York]

hello again and greets to the group

am looking for pasteurized eggs, either in 1/2 dozens or a full dozen.....am trying to find them in the central new york/finger lakes region of the state....

has anyone in their travels, come across a place that has these?? and if they did how much are they....

thanks to all in advance!!

Real buttermilk available at Best Yet this week

if you are in central new york state/finger lakes region, oak hill bukj foods on route 14a south of penn yan has buttermilk ( i read the label once upon a time and it said that there are flecks of real butter in the milk)

cooking rings/chefs rings/baking rings,,,,however you refer to them

went to the local aldi's and some of their canned products looks like they are stamped out a single piece of metal with a lid versus the old school can that had a top and bottom that you could cut off....tho there they their own brand stuff with a top and bottom lid.

must check the dole pineapple cans for sure :-)..the tuna fish cans there at aldi's were a no go (top lid only and stackable)

thank you for the great suggestion!!!

gotta keep my eyes open!!!

oh yeah, i had one of those can openers that was supposed to open the can "on the side"...was a piece of junk, or at least the one i had...LOL

Oct 14, 2012
mark111757 in Cookware

Your experience with grinding spices in a mortar and pestle?

i got a small one for last xmas (maybe holds a cup or two) and it is great...i used it to bash up fresh thyme and salt

Sep 30, 2012
mark111757 in Cookware

cooking rings/chefs rings/baking rings,,,,however you refer to them

hello again and greets to the group

i have been trying to track down, with no really good luck yet, some rings with the dimensions of 9cm by 3.5cm or if you prefer aprox. 3.5 inches by 1.5 inches.......i have a no bake cheesecake recipe that i really want to do up and it calls for 4 rings wit the above stated dimensions.....

i figure that since these are not going anywhere near an oven, i would not need ultra high quality rings (if that makes sense)

i am hoping that the good folks here can get me pointed in the night direction....

thanks to all in advance and have a great day

Sep 30, 2012
mark111757 in Cookware

Seeking the REAL "Brooklyn Style" Cannoli Recipe

ricotta impastata is available at lombardis in fairport, NY......i believe he said $3.99 a pound and they do ship over night.....i gather it is expensive bu8t they will do it.....

here is the website

http://www.lombardisgourmet.com/

Sep 26, 2012
mark111757 in Home Cooking

flat pancetta for cooking

i finally found some flat pancetta at a place called lombardis in fairport, ny.....it is a bulk piece and you will need to slice it yourself or find someone with a slicing machine....but they do have it...they also have pre-packaged quanciale (which i understand is the basis for a classic carbonara)...along with other italian delights......they are on main street in fairport, ny

cheers

flat pancetta for cooking

marge...did not forget about you....here is the recipe as i mentioned....i hope that it works for you........

salmon saltimboca

this is a "TV version" of a recipe that appeared on Lorraine Pascale's Fast Fresh and Easy food.....but there was no listed recipe on the bbc website so here we are.....and just to keep the copyright police happy, the information contained herein was compiled by me and did not come a cookbook and no cookbooks were injured the making of this recipe.....oh yeah very important, some of the measurements and other info herein were obtained by simply watching the recipe as it was presented, in some cases there were no measurements given (i will try to make note of that as i go along) ...some were given verbally

you will need 4 skinless salmon filets, figure 3 to 4 ounces/94g to 112 grams each.....in the video flat pancetta, which looks like slices of bacon, was used.....4 or 5 were laid lengthwise, next to each other slightly overlapping, depending on low long the piece of salmon is.......lay the piece of salmon across one end of the pancetta slices.....on top of he filet lay 4 or 5 fresh sage leaves, lightly season wth some salt and fresh black pepper .... then tightly roll the salmon up in the pancetta, like you are mak,ing a swiss roll....then put on a seperate plate and do 3 more piece of salmon the same way.....put a good glug of olive oil into a frying pan and put the pan on a medium high heat.......place all 4 parcels into the pan, one at a time and you should hear a sizzle when they hit the hot oil.....if not take it out and let the oil get hotter. she said to let the parcels cook for around 10 minutes tho i suspect that times may vary....make sure to turn so that all sides are golden brown and done

toward the end of cooking put 4 or 5 fresh sages leaves into the hot oil to let them crisp up. these will be used as a garnish when plating up and serving the dish......

this was served up with Gremolata potatoes (btw this is another "tv version" recipe)

to make the gremolata, take a handful of clean fresh parsley, 2 peeled cloves of garlic and a splash (no amount was given) and the zest of 1/2 a lemon (again no exact amount was given) into a cup....she used a "stick blender" to mix it up into a rough paste (thop i suspect that you could use a mini chopper/food processor too).....put to the side....boil a pound or so/450 to 500 g of new baby potatoes in salted water till tnder with the tip of a knife.......drain in a collander and then return to the pot.....add a knob/1-2 tbsp of butter, a bit of salt and fresh black pepper.....using a potato masher or whatever you fancy, lightly crush the spuds.....remember you are NOT making mashed potatoes...chunky bits are more than ok here....add jhe gremolata and a handful of pinenuts and stir it all in.

to plate up, place a good spooful of the potatoes on the plate and place one of the fish parcels on top of it.....next to it, serve with some fresh spinach (from a bag i would say) mixed with some sun dried tomatoes (there was NO mention of a dressing on the spinach at all)

serves 4 people or 2 really hungry people

flat pancetta for cooking

nothing against serrano ham at all....just as a frustrated home cook, i would like to be able to do up a recipe with the ingredients listed and not have to make a ton of subsititutions due to some ingredients not being readily available...and from what i have found only the bigger wegmans carry it (or at least on a regular basis)

flat pancetta for cooking

thank you very much...

flat pancetta for cooking

the wegmans in geneva, newark and canandaigua did not have the applegate farms pancetta to slice,,,a key word search of the website shows that there are 4 products that they carry and none are the pancetta.....it was a good try tho.....thanks!!!

flat pancetta for cooking

i swear there are as many ways to do saltimboca as i have fingers on both hands LOL

flat pancetta for cooking

i had forgotten about lombadi's

here is the website-

http://www.lombardisgourmet.com/

and the address is 124 north main street in fairport, ny

thanks for sharing...will put that on the list

thanks

flat pancetta for cooking

thanks mary....according to the boars head website, their pancetta is either diced or round (in a long cylinder)

at one time tops carried boars head....dont know of anyone who does anymore

thanks again

flat pancetta for cooking

marge-than ks for the post.....i am looking for "flat pancetta,,,,",

something like this--http://www.amazon.com/Flat-Pancetta-B...

trying to find mom and pop/independent delis is tougher than i thought

tho i did find this in my travels

http://santamariafoods.com/mastro-sal... something will pan out there

oh yeah, the recipe for salmon saltimboca is from lorraine pascales series FAST FRESH and EASY FOOD that airs on bbc1 in england.....the recipe it not listed on her page on the bbc website..i mama'ed it and there are quite a few results, none tho are hers....all you do is wrap a skinless salmon filet in pancetta, put some sage leaves on top of the filet as you are wrapping it and lightly fry it for 8 to 10 mins turning to make sure that all the sides are crispy and brown ....give me a day or two and i will post my "TV version" of the recipe as there is noting on the website. thanks again!!

flat pancetta for cooking

Elisa---wegmans was a no go at least for the applegate farms pancetta......or at least at one of the stores that i could easily drive to.....the stuff itself looked great.....thanks for shaing

flat pancetta for cooking

greets once again.......i am trying to track down some place or places here in the central new york/finger lakes region of new york state that one can buy sliced flat pancetta (that looks like rashers of bacon versus the rolled up kind, citerio brand comes to immediate mind)

i want to do a salmon saltimboca and wrap the skinned salmon filets in pancetta and from what i have seen slices of lat are the way to go

has anyone seen this in their travels here in this part of new york state

thanks to all in advance!!

looking for beer

greets once again to the group

am in the process of putting together a cookout/bbq/get together in a few weeks with an "around the world theme" for friends there in toronto and i thought that for beverage, that beer would be good. Specifically Cristal beer from cuba....since i am helping to coordinate this "long distance" i am hoping that you good folks can help......i understood that cristal was available in toronto...i heard one time at the beer store and another time at the LCBO.....can someone help to clear this up....

oh yes, also important, the cost.....

any and all help is gratefully appreciated!!

thanks to all

What is your biggest recipe pet peeve?

how about recipes that don't mention what size cooking dish or ramekin size to use,,,maybe some chefs dont think that is important but i do...i dont want to waste food due to improperly sized containers

Jul 29, 2012
mark111757 in Home Cooking

puff pastry in a square block........

as far as homemade puff pastry, if i were to do it, i found this recipe interesting....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/puf...

and very straight forward!!

thanks!!

Jun 28, 2012
mark111757 in Home Cooking

puff pastry in a square block........

thanks for the responses.....off a to a good start.......from what i have seen i like the blocks more than the sheets (pepperidge farm)....better control on the size and thickness.......net thing will be to try and find the blocks here in the states, if they exist in that form

thanks again!!

Jun 28, 2012
mark111757 in Home Cooking

Corning or Elmira area restaurants?

in penn yan, there are a very good diners/eateries

penn yan diner http://www.pennyandiner.com/

the wagner (across the street from the penn yan diner

)

angles family restaurant (around the corner on main street)

puff pastry in a square block........

...ready to roll out with a rolling pin and use

a few years back in the CBC series "the great food revolution" (episode one) there was a brief clip of a turnover being made to be photographed for an ad campaign. the puff pastry was in block form and rolled out with a rolling pin......it has been a staple in england for years and years....they say that hat the all butter puff pastry is the best.....

from what i could determine, the segment was shot in either the province of Quebec or Ontario in Canada.....

what i was wondering was is this product available in canada and is it available in the US?????

have not seen it in my travels, tho they are limited.....

any help and thoughts are appreciated....thanks to all

Jun 28, 2012
mark111757 in Home Cooking

Chocolate mousse without eggs or gelatin?

hi trish

looks great......if i could source it out locally, i would get some chinese ginger in syrup and finely chop it and garnish the top of the tart with it.....

Jun 10, 2012
mark111757 in Home Cooking

Chocolate mousse without eggs or gelatin?

hey fluffy

this might be something to try as well

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/20...

dont know how it compares to the WSJ recipe but worth a shot anyway !!!!

enjoy

Jun 09, 2012
mark111757 in Home Cooking

Chocolate mousse without eggs or gelatin?

looked very interesting but only if you subscribe, you get to see the actual recipe

Jun 09, 2012
mark111757 in Home Cooking

Chocolate mousse without eggs or gelatin?

hey fluffy

try this from nigella lawson

http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/i...

i dont have double cream but i used as high a fat content cream that i could get....it has not failed me yet and is DE-LISH!! good luck with it!!!!!!!!!!!

Jun 09, 2012
mark111757 in Home Cooking